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(I've decided to make this art downloadable now for easier retrieval. Enjoy!)

It was of little interest to the Jedi Order at the time. At least that was until a Jedi Watchman went missing in the primitive Outer Rim world of Haedyr IV. His last message to Coruscant detailed his contact with a native tribe there; natives that were humanesque yet alien enough that they were seen as exotic trophies to slavers and their clients.

The Jedi Watchman assigned to the minor sub-sector Haedyr IV was a part of thought of the natives with curiosity too. Although he had only been recently assigned to the area, he drew to the conclusion that the Haedyrians showed promise in being force-sensitive creatures. The elders of the tribe he befriended were indeed supporters of this theory, however, in his mind he found it odd that there was no one among their younger offspring that exhibited a similar strong connection to the Force, or ‘Vylaar’, as they so called it.

That was until he learnt more about one of their tribal myths that had seemingly came back to reality. Legend spoke that in centuries past the native Haedyrians were at war with predators they deemed a wicked harpy race. To them, the harpies were cruel, ill-tempered creatures that abducted those in the tribe who showed a stronger presence in Vylaar than others, and showed a particular interest in those of them who were male. As the myth vividly depicted, the harpies mated with them while ignoring the Haedyrian females, whom knew they would in time give birth to more males for them to abduct-- thus creating alike a symbotic circle the harpies relied on for survival... or at least to sate their will.

Fearful that they had returned, the tribe begged for the Watchman to slay them. It was in his last message to Coruscant that he intended to study the nature of the harpies and track down their nest, yet it was the last anyone heard of him. That was when the Jedi Order sent another among their kin to find out what happened. That was when they sent Kaen Fey to such a primitive, forgotten planet. What he did not expect to find there was the true face of the harpies the Haedyrians were fearful of. A face he knew all too well.

They were right to be fearful of them. Determined, Kaen was going to learn why they were there, one way or another...


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I’m finally tapping a little more into Nimaera’s capabilities. That said, I have to say this art would have been impossible to draw on my old PC. Yet was it worth it?

Anyhoo, just so you know, the Jedi wins. =P Comments and such welcome and much appreciated as always!

Should I look into detailing the story behind this piece some more? I'm tempted to flesh out Kaen's story, since I intend to make him part of TOR's timeline/lore.

Artwork // Kaen Fey // Lore - © Kristopher P. Love - Jedi/Sith - © Star Wars Universe
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doomsdayultra Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Is there a sequel to the description?
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Not really, though not long after I drew this I lost interest in the Star Wars universe.  That and folks didn't seem to care after its initial release. =P

That said, there is one work in relation to this that develops its lore some more: aikurisu.deviantart.com/art/Se…
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dberrbus Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Saw this a while back and was inspired to do this: dberrbus.deviantart.com/art/En…

If this is not cool with you let me know.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
lol, it's fine.  It's not like you really copied my work anyway.  There's nothing wrong being inspired to create similar themes, otherwise a lot of artists including myself would be in trouble. =P
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dberrbus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Thanks.
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Dewmandruid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Realy cool.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Thanks.
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Baal35 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Very cool !!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks!
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SylvioWinters Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Wow this is just Epic
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thanks!
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KerroAsklepius Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
nice
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metatronmartini Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm liking the story, please make more :D

Also more paintings, naturally.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thanks. Here's hoping I'll get around to it someday, once I've recovered at least some interest for the universe again. =)
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Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Very good!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks!
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CortosisKylee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
:wow:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
=D
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CaseyKr Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man this piece is so absolutely killer it makes me want to play KotoR
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Thanks. =)

Sadly, I've kinda lost interest in the SW universe for a while now, but I hear great things from TOR.
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ShanaFlame Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is awesome!! :D love the fact that there are more siths this time :)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Well, I always figured they prefer travelling in packs, but even that won't save them against Kaen here. =P
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ShanaFlame Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol :D
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Rau-Le-Creuset Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
They're about to work his punkass over.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Ha, well they do give him some challenge at least. =P
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Eminokon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
looks like a fusion between sword and sorcery, and star wars *.*
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Isn't that what the SW universe is supposed to be, though? At least when done right? =P
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Turkey13 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Absolutely wonderful!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks!
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Tesrallyn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Epically awesome... glad someone doesn't think that the jedi are all wimps that always lose to the sith :P Very beautiful piece.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thank you. =D And yeah, the jedi could certainly use more badasses on their side. Was happy to oblige. =P

Of course, Kaen is more of a grey jedi than anything, which probably helps him not being a wimp. XD
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charlieblue666 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Exciting piece! Funny how doorways and gates always have such dramatic presence. I like that your sith-chicks are boob-a-licious without making that purpose or focus of the piece. Nice sense of mood!
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Hehe, thanks. Glad you like the chicks too-- unfortunately most don't live long after this confrontation, though. =P
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Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent! I love both the story and the picture. Really enjoyed the fact that there was a story to go along with it.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Glad you liked it. =) lol, strange that I never drew a follow up to this art, though. When I first drew it I was determined to draw more art revolving aruond this story, but I guess it's because I had a falling out with Star Wars when the TOR info site I was working for fell apart due to poor management and constant infighting. That and Lucas is really starting to bug me...
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Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Can't blame you about the Lucas thing. What problems were you having about the TOR site?
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Well... it probably wasn't any site you knew of. It was created over a year ago to be alike a database site similar to thottbot for WoW, but the lead director was almost never around when you needed him, and the main editor had a habit of pissing many of the team off with her no nonsense, get to work attitude. I mean, I can understand that her work ethic was a good thing to have around, but considering that many, if not all in the team were not being paid to work on the site, (this might have changed at a later date...), it just wasn't worth it.

Eventually, with the lead director being MIA for the most part, several power struggles between the team and so on, things got so bad that the only outcome was to shut the site down in cold storage and disband the team. I have no idea if the site, TOR-AID, will return, but all I know is I'm glad I only drew a couple of things for it before I made the choice to leave and count my losses.
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Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I can understand that. Both detractors you mention easily sounds like it spelled problems from the beginning.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Yeah... And with Lucas at the helm sulking about anything that doesn't exactly go his way, it's hard to take the Star Wars universe seriously anymore. >_<

Seriously, that whole issue with the Mandalorian lore is pretty bad. The man needs Greedo to shoot him first for how he handled that.
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
EPIC WALLPAPER! ... or artwork ! :)

The idea with the steam coming up from a Lightsaber hold in the rain is very good !!
Never thought of this scenario and probably not even Goerge Lucas did.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
lol, well that's to be expected with Lucas, I suppose. It would be fair to say I don't expect much good from him anymore. =P

Glad ya like, btw! =D
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SubWolfSphere Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhm go work for george lucas? lol great work m8! =)
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Ha, I probably wouldn't stand a chance working for him. I mean, for one, I doubt we'd see eye to eye on a lot of things. =P
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DirkReiden Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Non-Canon characters cannot be made Canon. Without harrassing the higher ups! And I'm all for that! :P Love the story, love the art, love star wars. Imma sheep.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Haha, glad you like it all. =D

As for harrassing the higher ups... maybe someday, when I have enough influence. =P
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Excellent art, well done :clap:
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Thanks. =)
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nankotsufangirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuuuuu great work xD
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DrLinuX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
nice work you have done actually it's amazing ^^
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Thanks. =)
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